ICS 311 TA Homepage Fall 2010

General Information

TA:Jade Cheng  成玉  (yucheng@hawaii.edu)
Instructor:Kazuo Sugihara (sugihara@hawaii.edu)
Course:Algorithms, ICS 311
TA Office:POST Building Room 303-3 (cubicle 3)
TA Hours (Tentative):Monday 2:00-3:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00-3:00 pm
Or by appointment

Course Objectives

Students will learn to present design paradigms and analysis techniques of algorithms and data structures. Students will be capable of modeling, design, and analysis. The class will improve students’ skills of technical writing and presentation. The course will introduce formal methods in software development. Students will learn rapid prototyping and testing. The course will help students to be aware of and conscientious about secure programming.

Grading Scheme (Tentative)

The grade will be made of three parts: Exams, Assignments, and TopCoder. Students will be evaluated solely based on the their individual achievement in exams and assignments. No collaboration is allowed, except exchanging general ideas in class.

each scoreoverall scoremaxmode
mid-term examsmi (1 ≤ i ≤ 3)M100Selection
reports & oral presentationri (1 ≤ i ≤ 3)R100Selection
comprehensive final examfF100Mandatory
product implementationpi (1 ≤ i ≤ 3)P100Mandatory
topcoderti = 100 or 0T100Mandatory

The final score will be computed as the following.

Final Score
0.5 max{M, R, F} + 0.4 P + 0.1 Tif F ≥ 50
0.25 max{M, R} + 0.25 F + 0.4 P + 0.1 Tif F < 50

The letter grades will be assigned according to the final score.

GradeFinal Score
A-, A, A+90 ≤ S
B-, B, B+75 ≤ S < 90
C, C+60 ≤ S < 75
D30 ≤ S < 60
FS < 30 or unofficial drop


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